Rising school attendance in rural India: an evaluation of the effects of major educational reforms
Nabanita Datta Gupta (),
Amaresh Dubey and
Marianne Simonsen ()
Education Economics, 2018, vol. 26, issue 2, 109-128
We evaluate the impact of educational reforms starting from the mid-1990s in India on the school attendance rate of low-income rural children aged 6â€“14 compared to ineligible rural children, employing NSSO data from 1983 to 2004/2005. We estimate a triple difference model allowing for differential (linear) trends and find a positive causal effect of school reforms on the school attendance rate of rural low-income children, although somewhat stronger for girls than boys. For both girls and boys in these groups, the increase in attendance rate is driven by the 6â€“11 age category and by children of scheduled tribe or scheduled caste background.
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